Social Care with a foundation year (BA (Hons))

Manchester Metropolitan University the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

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About Social Care with a foundation year at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry



4 years, full time

UCAS code(s)

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Additional Costs

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing. Total optional cost: £600


Manchester Campus


Department of Social Care and Social Work

Social Care at MMU is a wide and varied subject. We offer a range of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels which build on core aspects of social justice, public health, sociology and health and social care to allow our students to specialise in different areas.

Our department has built a reputation for delivering relevant and rewarding programmes which have attracted many international students. Departmental staff are all research active and draw on their own expertise to inform their teaching and research. The BA Social Care Foundation Year provides a route onto a degree if you don't have the qualifications but have the ability and motivation to study for a degree.

Your career prospects after the course

Students graduating from the BA (Hons) Social Care programme with a 2.2 or above will be guaranteed an interview for the MA Social Worlk programme.

Social Care graduates go on to a variety of careers or master's level study.

We currently have graduates working in the following areas:

  • -        Working for Advanced Childcare
  • -        Home Office as a Detainee Custody Officer for Immigration
  • -        Community Organiser at MMU & doing Post-graduate certificate in Youth & Community
  • -        Residential Support Worker, registered Emotional & Behavioural Disorder Unit
  • -        Works at Christie Hospital: aseptic pharmacy
  • -        Executive Officer for the Dept.

    for Work & Pensions

  • -        Care manager for local authority / private sector organisation / social enterprise
  • -        Neighbourhood co-ordinator
  • -        Outreach worker
  • -        Early intervention team leader
  • -        Community development / engagement worker
  • -        Probation officer
  • -        Domestic violence worker
  • -        Homelessness officer for Housing Association / Local Authority
  • -        Mental health support worker
  • -        Housing officer
  • -        Disability services team leader
  • -        Youth engagement officer /worker
  • -        Youth offending officer
  • -        Substance misuse worker
  • -        Children's support worker
  • -        Breastfeeding advisor
  • -        Residential support worker
  • -        Social Worker
  • -        Operating department practitioner.
  • -        Outpatients co-ordinator
  • -        Play specialist worker
  • -        Community health officer / worker
  • -        Mental health worker
  • -        Care plan manager
  • -        Community organiser
  • -        SEN Teacher training assistant
  • -        Mental Health Nursing

There are currently a wide variety of jobs available within the changing landscape of the social care sector, as well as postgraduate study, for graduates to explore after completing their BA at Manchester Metropolitan University.



In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation

DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known

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  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.

UCAS Tariff points/Grades required


72-80 UCAS Tariff Points at A2 (Grades BC-BB) or acceptable alternatives e.g. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma, Extended Diploma at Level 3 (Grades DM or MMP).

Specific GCSE requirements

GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade D or grade 3. Equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills Level 2 in Numeracy and Literacy and Key Skills) may be considered.

We do not accept Adult Numeracy or Literacy

Non Tariffed Qualifications

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with at least 45 credits at Level 3 to include a minimum of 24 credits at Merit or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate points

24 IB Diploma Points

IELTS score required for international students


There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

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